Politics
In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates
November 06 2013 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Sunnivie Brydum

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray
November 06 2013 2:18 PM ET

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

Michelle Garcia

State senator Ed Murray, Seattle's new mayor-elect, was instrumental in establishing marriage equality in Washington State.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad: Gays Hijacked Word, Are Potential Predators
November 06 2013 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Says Predatory Gays Hijacked the Word

Trudy Ring

There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration
November 06 2013 2:05 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration

Daniel Reynolds

Rep. Sam Yingling marked the passage of marriage equality in Illinois by popping the question to his longtime partner.

WATCH: Fired Gay Russian Journo Tells Thomas Roberts 'It's Time to Be Open'
November 06 2013 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: Live from Moscow, Thomas Roberts on Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.

WATCH: Mike Michaud Says He Doesn't Know Who Is Targeting Him
November 06 2013 12:33 PM ET

WATCH: Mike Michaud Says He Doesn't Know Who Is Targeting Him

Lucas Grindley

It's still a mystery over who was telling voters Mike Michaud is gay.

7 Things Ted Kennedy Would Say to Pass ENDA
November 06 2013 5:30 AM ET

7 Things Ted Kennedy Would Say to Pass ENDA

Daniel Reynolds

Though he did not live to see its passage, the late senator championed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for decades. Here are seven quotes from Kennedy that reflect his work and passion.

McAuliffe, Christie Win Governors' Races
November 05 2013 8:50 PM ET

McAuliffe, Christie Win Governors' Races

Trudy Ring

LGBT issues figured in both closely watched elections.

Full Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples Granted by Florida National Guard
November 05 2013 5:06 PM ET

Full Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples Granted by Florida National Guard

Jase Peeples

The Florida National Guard has announced it is now 'full compliance' with the Pentagon's updated benefits policy, which now includes eligibility for same-sex married couples.

WATCH: ENDA Could Make This an 'Uplifting Week'
November 05 2013 4:23 PM ET November 08 2013 7:11 PM ET

WATCH: Highlights from the Senate's ENDA Debate 

Trudy Ring

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa said ENDA's passage would make this "an uplifting week," amid comments from several senators on both sides of the aisle in support of the legislation.

Hawaii Conservatives Attempt 'Citizen's Filibuster' on Marriage Equality
November 05 2013 4:19 PM ET

Hawaii Conservatives Attempt 'Citizen's Filibuster' on Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Amid allegations that conservatives opposed to marriage equality trying to cheat the system, advocates remain optimistic that Hawaii will become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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